This Diwali, take a couple of minutes to see what noisy celebrations could mean

ILL EFFECTS OF NOISE POLLUTION

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Noise pollution has a myriad effects on humans, animals and birds. Pic: Pixabay

Life in the city is inextricably linked with a range of sounds that we have grown accustomed to. But the threat of noise pollution is among the least acknowledged as we go about our day to day activities. The brunt of growing noise pollution is borne by the delicate ecosystems that make up life in and around the city. From the loss of animals due to noise pollution to the disappearance of an entire species, the impact of noise pollution has been devastating, yet we rarely hear enough about it.

How sinister is noise pollution and what can we do to combat it this Diwali?

Watch the video below to find out.

Credits: The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, epa.gov, theatlantic.com, Science of Stupid


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About S Shri Raghav 1 Article
Shri Raghav is a student of Arsha Vidya Mandir. He loves exploring nature, and bugs in particular. He is inspired by Romulus Whitaker, and hopes to become a zoologist.